LOUISIANA SUPERPORT STUDIES. REPORT 1. PRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATIONS AND DATA ANALYSIS

The report recommends the sea area between Bayou LaFourche and the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi for establishment of a superport. This general location offers the economic advantages of close proximity to the Mississippi River and other inland waterways and water depths capable of handling ships with 90 foot drafts. A project in this area can become effective between 1976-78 with minimum environmental constraints and stresses. The legal, economic, environmental and engineering investigations that have led to these conclusions are presented in detail.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research sponsored in part by NOAA Office of Sea Grant, Department of Commerce.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

    Center for Wetlands Resources
    Baton Rouge, LA  USA  70803
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 419 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LSU-SG-72-03
  • Contract Numbers: 2-35231
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1974 12:00AM